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Oncology Care Management Programs for Employers

Manage cancer costs and improve outcomes and quality of care.


Oncology solutions to address complex challenges

Our cancer specialists align the right care at the right time with the right provider, grounding all we do in evidence-based medicine.


Cancer costs on the rise

The cost of cancer care continues to rise and is expected to reach more than $240 billion by 2030.1


Increased number and complexity of treatments

The FDA has approved 43 new cancer drugs and 114 new indications for current cancer drugs.2


More cancer diagnoses

38.4% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.3


Growing evidence base

Medical knowledge doubles every 73 days.4

We help improve patient experiences, outcomes and cost savings

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Hear Nancy’s story

See how an Optum specialized case manager helps Nancy receive proper treatment.

Cancer Resource Services

Cancer Resource Services (CRS) provides access to top-performing cancer centers across the country, known as our Cancer Centers of Excellence (COE) network. The service is particularly useful for individuals looking for a second opinion on their cancer diagnosis or treatment.

The Optum COE network includes 39 leading cancer centers that meet strict evaluation criteria such as:

  • A multidisciplinary approach to care
  • Program depth and breadth
  • Best-practices medicine
  • Patient- and family-oriented programs and services
  • Patient volumes
  • Treatment planning and coordination
  • High-quality clinical research
  • Patient safety

The results:

  • 50,000+ members supported since 20014
  • Plans save on average $14,000 each time they use an Optum COE4

Cancer Support Program

The Optum® Cancer Support Program (CSP) is an integrated approach that closes gaps in care. With CSP, members have access to a specialized nurse case manager and support from an entire team of cancer experts.

CSP nurse case managers provide network guidance, education, pain management, treatment adherence, and palliative and end-of-life care.

Ensuring the patient’s condition is properly managed helps avoid hospitalizations, emergency department visits and inappropriate treatment, thus reducing the total cost of care for clients.



  1. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Health and economic costs of chronic diseases. March 2023. Accessed April 2023.
  2. Optum Health Solutions analysis from updates posted on FDA website, 2022.
  3. National Cancer Institute. Cancer statistics. Last updated April 27, 2018. Accessed January 2023.
  4. 2023 Optum book of business analysis.